Leicester City, one of the Premier League’s powerhouses, has evaluated Youri Tielemans at €40m. Barcelona, Real Madrid and Arsenal are all allegedly interested in signing him. As reported by the Spanish publication Fichajes, Youri Tielemans is quickly rising to the position of one of the most highly sought-after players on the transfer market. Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Arsenal are all interested in signing the Belgian international.
Since joining Leicester City from AS Monaco, Youri Tielemans has raised the level of his play many notches. After first joining the Foxes on a loan basis in January 2019, the 24-year-old was officially signed to a permanent contract with the club six months later. And he hasn’t looked back since. He has established himself as one of the Premier League’s most talented playmakers.
So far in his career, the Belgian international has made 133 appearances for Leicester City. He has contributed to the club’s scoring with 23 goals and 22 assists along the way. Tielemans’s growth has not gone unnoticed. He also won the FA Cup with Leicester last season.
Some of the most powerful teams in Europe, like Barcelona, Real Madrid and Arsenal are expressing an interest in signing him soon. He has the attention of all big clubs across Europe right now.
Due to the uncertainty surrounding the future of Frenkie de Jong, there has been a flurry of interest from Barcelona. The Blaugrana might sell the Dutch international during the summer transfer window to balance their books and raise funds to begin the process of overhauling their team. Moreover, Tielemans will be a comparable replacement for de Jong at Barcelona. His €40 million price tag indicates that he will be a reasonably inexpensive replacement.
Real Madrid needs someone to replace ageing Toni Kroos and Luka Modric
Real Madrid, on the other hand, will have to devise a succession plan for Luka Modric and Toni Kroos. Both of them are reaching the end of their respective illustrious careers as they get older. Tielemans is an excellent option to take over for Modric in this capacity. Real Madrid are ready to go on the attack in pursuit of him.
As for Arsenal’s interest, the Gunners are in desperate need of a central midfielder who can create opportunities from a deeper position, while still contributing defensively. In the centre of the field, Arsenal’s Granit Xhaka, Thomas Partey and Albert Sambi Lokonga are all lacking in dynamism. This has cost them in multiple games thus far this season.
In addition to Barcelona, Real Madrid and Arsenal, Manchester City and Liverpool are also interested in acquiring Tielemans. This surel indicates a bidding war for his services may be in the offing soon. Brendan Rodgers is implying that the 24-year-old playmaker may be on his way out soon. It will not be shocking to see him join another Premier League powerhouse or one of the two Spanish superpowers in the summer.